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Linking extension educators, emergency managers, and community officials to enhance resilience and reduce the impact of disasters in New York communities.
Hurricane Sandy






​Credit: Hurricane Sandy survivors via ​Flooding from Hurricane Sandy can be seen in this aerial U.S. Coast Guard handout
photo showing Long Island, New York. Picture taken 10/30/2012.
REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson/Handout
 Hurricane Sandy made landfall Monday evening, October 29. The New York City metropolitan area was among the hardest hit, flooding most of the city and outlying areas. President Obama declared a major disaster in New York City and Long Island.  
As a result, federal funding will be available for residents of the area. The transportation systems in downstate New york have experienced unprecedented  damage and are expecting lengthy delays in restoring service.
Upstate New York was spared for the most part; some localized flooding and downed trees due to high winds were reported, with pockets of electrical outages.
Sandy tunnel damage.jpg

Storm damage at
Dorothy P Flint 4-H camp
in Suffolk County

NY grower lost close to 7000 sq ft of tunnels
due to high winds.

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